Which age groups have the highest prevalence of cervical disc disease?

Updated: Apr 16, 2020
  • Author: Michael B Furman, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Dean H Hommer, MD  more...
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HNP typically affects younger patients (ie, < 40 y). DDD, part of natural aging, typically affects older patients (ie, >40 y).

Those older than 40 years were also found to have the greatest risk of cervical radiculopathy. [19]


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